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May the Force Be With You (Star Wars day Modesto)

May the Force Be With You (Star Wars day Modesto)

May the 4th Be With You!
This is a special day here in Modesto USA!
This year is the 40th Anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars. May 25, 1977, was the day that changed modern film forever. From the opening theme and the rolling script, the world had a new lexicon of interstellar characters, starships and even speed measurements.

Music in the plaza downtown Modesto

Music in the plaza downtown Modesto

Enjoy live downtown musical entertainment every Friday evening from April 28th through September! We invite you to join us for an outdoor concert in the 10th street plaza.

Bring the family to downtown Modesto and enjoy a broad range of musical entertainment. Music starts at 7. Come early for a good seat! First Friday of each month will coincide with DoMo Marketplace and will be themed accordingly. Adding vendors and artisans along with the music. 

Grape City Con 2017

Grape City Con 2017

Grape City Con Returns April 9th
StocktonCon partners with United Way of San Joaquin and Salvation Army Lodi for a new Pop Culture Convention at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds

Turlock catches the Pop Culture Convention bug

Turlock catches the Pop Culture Convention bug
How many Pop Culture Conventions are too many? That answer has not yet been answered yet and the fans in the 209 hope that it neve will. On February 4th at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, come out to the first annual Turlock Comic Con.    

Don't be a Grinch...Go underground for family fun!

Don't be a Grinch...Go underground for family fun!

Looking for something unique and memorable to do with friends and family this holiday season? Go underground!

Revealing what’s been hidden beneath the city for more than 150 years, ever-popular Old Sacramento Underground Tours give visitors the opportunity to discover the strange but true stories below historic buildings and sidewalks. Now wrapping up its seventh season, the tour allows guests to explore excavated foundations and enclosed pathways, while entertaining and knowledgeable tour guides recount the tales of the devastation, perseverance, and determination that led to California’s only successful street-raising project.

Holiday schedule:

- November 25, 26 & 27 (Thanksgiving weekend) on Friday & Saturday every half-hour from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sunday at 11 a.m., noon, 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.

- On weekends December 3, 4, 10 & 11 at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m.

7 self-awareness questions to aid student success

7 self-awareness questions to aid student success

With the 2016-2017 school year upon us, preparing our students to start off strong is a necessity that must not be overlooked. School supplies and school clothes are definitely great but if we neglect to help our students become more self-aware, we'll be making a tragic mistake. Business genius, Gary Vaynerchuk says, "Self-Awareness is the game...when you know yourself, you win". I like to say, "When you know yourself, success is more easily attained. As the father of a 1st grader, 8th grader and 9th grader, I desire for my children to be successful. As the oldest of 7 brothers and sisters, I want my younger siblings to be successful. As a #StudentSuccessCoach of 15 years, it is a need for me to see our students start this year off with more confidence than ever before and be extremely successful.

Recipe of the week: Tiramisu ice cream parfaits

Recipe of the week: Tiramisu ice cream parfaits

How simple is this?  This coffee and chocolate-laced favorite is reimagined for a quick and delightful version with vanilla bean ice cream, angel food cake and freshly brewed coffee.

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